Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Wildlife Strikes

  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall keep records of all wildlife strikes at the airport, including those reported by

    • (a) pilots;

    • (b) ground personnel; and

    • (c) aircraft maintenance personnel when they identify damage to an aircraft as having been caused by a wildlife strike.

  • (2) Wildlife remains that are found within 200 feet of a runway or an airside pavement area are presumed to be the result of a wildlife strike unless another cause of death is identified.

  • (3) The operator of the airport shall submit a written and dated report to the Minister

    • (a) for each wildlife strike, within 30 days of its occurrence; or

    • (b) for all wildlife strikes that occur in a calendar year, before March 1 of the following calendar year.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 8.

Risk Analysis

  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall collect information in respect of the requirements set out in section 322.304 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall, after consultation with a representative sample of the operators in respect of an aircraft, air operators and private operators that use the airport, conduct a risk analysis that evaluates the collected information.

  • (3) The risk analysis shall be in writing and include

    • (a) an analysis of the risks associated with the wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management; and

    • (b) the measures that are necessary to manage or remove the hazards or to manage or mitigate the risks.

  • (4) The operator of the airport shall, at the request of the Minister, make the risk analysis available for inspection.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3.

Airport Wildlife Management Plan

General
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall develop an airport wildlife management plan in accordance with section 322.305 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall submit the plan to the Minister, on request by the Minister, in accordance with the requirements set out in subsection 322.305(2) of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management.

  • (3) The operator of the airport shall keep a copy of the plan at the airport and it shall, on request by the Minister, be made available to the Minister.

  • (4) The operator of the airport shall implement the plan.

  • (5) The operator of the airport shall review the plan every two years.

  • (6) The operator of the airport shall amend the plan and submit the amended plan to the Minister within 30 days of the amendment if

    • (a) the amendment is necessary as a result of the review conducted under subsection (5);

    • (b) an incident has occurred in which a turbine-powered aircraft collided with wildlife other than a bird and suffered damage, collided with more than one bird or ingested a bird through an engine;

    • (c) a variation in the presence of wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, has been observed in an airport flight pattern or movement area; or

    • (d) there has been a change

      • (i) in the wildlife management procedures or in the methods used to manage or mitigate wildlife hazards,

      • (ii) in the types of aircraft at the airport, or

      • (iii) in the types of aircraft operations at the airport.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3.
Content

 An airport wildlife management plan shall

  • (a) identify and describe the risks associated with all wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, at or near the airport that might affect the safe operation of aircraft, including the proximity of any waste disposal facility or migration route affecting wildlife populations near the airport;

  • (b) specify the particular measures that are used by the operator of the airport to manage or mitigate the risks;

  • (c) identify and describe the actions that are used by the operator of the airport to satisfy the requirements set out in section 322.306 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management in respect of firearm certificates and permits, wildlife control permits, wildlife strikes, wildlife management logs, and evaluations of habitats, land uses and food sources at or near the airport;

  • (d) set out a policy for the management of airport habitats that might attract wildlife;

  • (e) set out a policy that prohibits the feeding of wildlife and the exposure of food wastes;

  • (f) set out a procedure to ensure that all endangered or protected wildlife at the airport are inventoried;

  • (g) identify the role of the personnel and agencies involved in wildlife management issues and provide the contact numbers for each; and

  • (h) provide details of any wildlife hazard awareness program.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3.
Training
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) provide any person who has duties in respect of the airport wildlife management plan with training at least once every five years regarding their assigned duties and the matters set out in section 322.307 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management; and

    • (b) ensure that any person who has duties in respect of the airport wildlife management plan holds any required firearm permit.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall maintain a record of each person’s training for a period of five years and provide the Minister with a copy of any record, if requested.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 9.
Communication and Alerting Procedure

 The operator of an airport shall establish a communication and alerting procedure for wildlife management personnel in accordance with section 322.308 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management to alert pilots as soon as possible of the wildlife hazards at the airport and the risks associated with those hazards.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3.

[302.309 to 302.400 reserved]

Division IV — Reserved

[SOR/2007-290, s. 10]

[302.401 to 302.499 reserved]

Division V — Safety Management System

Application

  •  (1) This Division applies to an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate issued under section 302.03 in respect of the following airports:

    • (a) Calgary International;

    • (b) Edmonton International;

    • (c) Gander International;

    • (d) Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International;

    • (e) Montréal — Pierre Elliott Trudeau International;

    • (f) Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International;

    • (g) St. John’s International;

    • (h) Toronto / Lester B. Pearson International;

    • (i) Vancouver International; and

    • (j) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International.

  • (2) On and after January 1, 2009, this Division applies to an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate issued under section 302.03.

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10.

Requirements

 The safety management system required under section 107.02 in respect of an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate shall

  • (a) meet the requirements of Subpart 7 of Part I and section 302.502; and

  • (b) be under the control of the accountable executive appointed under paragraph 106.02(1)(a).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10.
 
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